Capitol Report: Jahana Hayes surprise winner for Democrats in 5th District Primary


When 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty decided against running for reelection due to an abuse scandal in her office, it opened the door to a wide open race.

The surprise winner for the Democrats was former National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes.

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With no political experience, the outsider burst onto the national stage and defeated party-endorsed candidate Mary Glassman.

Meanwhile, her Republican opponent, Manny Santos, doesn’t plan to hand the 5th to Hayes, but he is going to need some help.

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